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James Valentine to exchange Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck on ABC Sydney Breakfast 

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James Valentine to exchange Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck on ABC Sydney Breakfast 
James Valentine to exchange Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck on ABC Sydney Breakfast 


James Valentine to exchange well-liked radio duo Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck on ABC Sydney Breakfast










Radio veteran James Valentine is ready to exchange Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck on ABC Sydney Breakfast.

The 60-year-old musician will take over the breakfast shift from Monday, December 13, after an prolonged stint presenting the afternoon time slot.

‘I’ve beloved presenting afternoons over the previous 20 plus years and I do know I will love doing breakfast,’ Valentine informed the outgoing hosts final week.

New guy: Radio veteran James Valentine (pictured in 2010) is set to replace Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck on ABC Sydney Breakfast

New man: Radio veteran James Valentine (pictured in 2010) is ready to exchange Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck on ABC Sydney Breakfast

‘I am unable to wait to have a shot at speaking with Sydney firstly of every day,’ the saxophonist added.  

Common fill-in presenter Josh Szeps will take over James’ shift.

The reshuffle comes after two of the ABC’s most famed radio presenters, Buck and Harmer, revealed they have been stepping down from their roles. 

The pair made the announcement earlier this month after 4 years of internet hosting the general public broadcaster’s well-liked breakfast radio program collectively.  

Stepping down: Buck and Harmer announced earlier this month they were stepping down

Stepping down: Buck and Harmer introduced earlier this month they have been stepping down

The duo mentioned they deliberate to ‘exit on a excessive’ earlier than their final present on December 10.

‘I hadn’t labored with Robbie however the resolution to place us collectively on brekkie turned out to be impressed,’ Harmer, 65, mentioned of her partnership with Buck, 49. 

‘We have to know one another similtaneously the viewers and it has blossomed into a superb on-air partnership and a beautiful friendship too.’ 

Buck, who has been with the ABC for 25 years and was beforehand a number on youth station Triple J, shared Harmer’s sentiments as he introduced their departure.

Partnership: The duo said they planned to 'go out on a high' before their last show on December 10. 'I hadn't worked with Robbie but the decision to put us together on brekkie turned out to be inspired,' Harmer (pictured) said of her partnership with Buck

Partnership: The duo mentioned they deliberate to ‘exit on a excessive’ earlier than their final present on December 10. ‘I hadn’t labored with Robbie however the resolution to place us collectively on brekkie turned out to be impressed,’ Harmer (pictured) mentioned of her partnership with Buck

‘We at all times loved one another’s firm and I feel that is what’s made the partnership so good,’ he mentioned.    

Buck added that he’ll return to the nationwide broadcaster in 2023 after taking a while off.

‘I now plan to take a yr away from the mic and see the world. It is not goodbye to the ABC,’ he mentioned.

He defined the duo’s resolution to step down had been made ‘fairly some time in the past’.

It’s not goodbye to the ABC': Buck added that he will return to the national broadcaster in 2023 after taking some time off

It is not goodbye to the ABC’: Buck added that he’ll return to the nationwide broadcaster in 2023 after taking a while off

ABC Breakfast Sydney is among the nationwide broadcaster’s hottest radio applications and the second hottest in Sydney’s extremely aggressive breakfast radio market.

In the newest survey, ABC Breakfast Sydney achieved its greatest rankings in years.

Buck’s and Harmer’s last broadcast will likely be on Friday, December 10.

Popular: ABC Breakfast Sydney is one of the national broadcaster's most popular radio programs. In the most recent survey, the show achieved its best ratings in years. Pictured: Harmer and Buck with former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

Fashionable: ABC Breakfast Sydney is among the nationwide broadcaster’s hottest radio applications. In the newest survey, the present achieved its greatest rankings in years. Pictured: Harmer and Buck with former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian 

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